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· September, 2008

Stories about Eastern & Central Europe from September, 2008

Slovenia: Election Results

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about the results of the election in Slovenia.

Czech Republic: EU Presidency

Dr. Sean's Diary writes about the Czech Republic’s forthcoming Presidency of the EU.

Slovakia: Hungarian Minority

Central Europe Activ writes about political views of the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.

Serbia: Fake Obits of Javier Solana

Central Europe Activ cites an item from “an award-winning Hungarian language blog of Serbian expats” on the fake Javier Solana obits that appeared “on Kosovo Street and around the Serbian...

Belarus: The Election

Pre- and post-election insight from Belarus – at Andrei Khrapavitski's Belarusan American Blog, here and here: “Both the govt and the opposition elite cared more about the exterior, much less...

Montenegro: Independence, 2 1/2 Years On

A Fistful of Euros re-visits the issue of Montenegrin independence: “But, you know: it’s not an economic basket case. Independence was not a disaster.”

Georgia: Frontline Photos

Popular Photography's blog features photos and an account of the war between Georgia and Russia by New York-based photojournalist Jonathan Alpayrie.

Belarus: Greens fight for gay rights

LJ user palitekanom reports on [RUS] actions by the Belarus Green Party to defend the rights of the LGBT-community in the country and a proposal to impose sanctionary measures against...

Ukraine: How Russian is the Crimea?

The 8th Circle discusses the Crimea and Ukrainian fears of a Russian secessionist movement, arguing that the peninsula could be compared to other European regions, which today could not be...

Russia: A demand for 19th century art

Just A Mon comments on soaring international prices on Russian 19th and early 20th century art – especially that of landscape painter Aivazovsky.

Belarus: Parliamentary elections no way to reforms

A Fistful Of Euros writes about Sunday's parliamentary elections in Belarus, where all seats were won by the Lukashenko regime, and sees little hope for change in comparison with other...

Russophone Bloggers Discuss the U.S. Presidential Candidates

Last week, Israel-based LJ user avva asked his Russophone readers - some of whom are eligible to vote in the upcoming U.S. election - whether they supported Barack Obama or...

Russia: Trezvost'/Sobriety

Russian Blog explains the usage of the Russian word trezvost’ (“sobriety”).

U.S.: Russian Woman's View of a U.S. Church

Russian History Blog translates a U.S.-based Russian woman's tirade about a local church she has to attend because she “[wants] to please [her] husband.”

Ukraine: A Letter to Russia by Milli Firqa Party Member

Window on Eurasia writes about media coverage and politicians’ reactions to a letter sent by one of the members of a small Crimean Tatar party to presidents of Russia and...

Russia: Sakhalin Salmon

White Sun of the Desert writes about “the Sakhalin salmon run” season: “This is a time when huge nets are slung across river-mouths to be lifted by crane and emptied...

Poland, U.S.: Sikorski in Chicago

Impressions of a recent Chicago speech by Poland's foreign minister Radosław Sikorski – at The 8th Circle.

Albania: EU's Visa Regime Liberalisation

Albanian Blogger posts a note on the much-awaited liberalisation of the EU’s visa regime for Albanian citizens.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: “Setback in the Srebrenica Survivors’ Search for Justice”

Samaha posts a detailed update on the outcome of the case brought by Srebrenica survivors against the Dutch state.

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Speak Out Against Dutch Court's Decision

Kirk Johnson of Americans For Bosnia notes that “a Dutch civil court sided with the Dutch state and dismissed the case against the Netherlands for their failure to prevent Srebrenica...

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